Apr 21, 2012

Kesar (Saffron) Lassi!!!!

Hi guys!!!

Spring is here... With the colors everywhere and the chillness in the air diminishing, there is a continuous need to store some refreshing drink in the refrigerator. Lassi is a classic Indian summer drink. The basic lassi recipe is quite simple and there are a variety of flavors it can be prepared in.

Kesar lassi is an usual form of lassi available across North India. I remember a small restaurant just beside Malad station in Mumbai where I used to pay Five Rupees for a tall glass of cold kesar lassi. That used to be an instant boost and refreshment. Last week in London, I picked up saffron and a bottle of saffron extract as well in an Indian store. So, I thought it was time to prepare Kesar lassi.

Now lets see the recipe.

Serves 2 people

Yogurt (Fat free/ Whole fat) - 250 ml
Cardamom - 4 pods
Sugar - 1/3 cup (as per taste)
Kesar/Saffron extract - 1 tsp
Yellow food color - a pinch
Water - 1/4 cup (optional)
Saffron - few strands
Pistachios - 2 or 3 crushed


1. Take the yogurt, cardamom, sugar, kesar extract, food color and water (if using) in a blender and beat well till frothy.
2. Trasnfer to two tall glasses and garnish with crushed pistachios and saffron strands.

Serve chilled or with ice cubes on top.


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  2. buy best quality saffron at your door step. kesar is good for health and this best for pregnant women for his child. kesar is Indian name of saffron.


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